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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Hoot Hoot Hooray, Itty Bitty Greetings, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Isn't this an adorable card?  I saw it on Pinterest and I just had to make it.  Though it seems I rarely read through the instructions on the simpler cards  I didn't notice until I was assembling it that my circle was smaller than the one on the original card.  But it works and looks just fine so I left it. Besides, I had already colored it. Gosh, like it's such a big deal to color!! LOL

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. This card is folded at the top and opens at the bottom.  

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and I stamped the flower on it four times. I didn't mask the words under the flower, I just stamped and the words were hidden with the 5" x 5/8" piece of Real Red card stock.  I did draw a line on the piece so I could use it to line up the bottom of my clear block on it each time, allowing me to get the flowers straight and even across the card.

I stamped another flower but I did mask off the words before I inked up the image.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock and I die cut it with the 1-7/8" circle die.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitt Greetings" set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink as I did with all the other stamping on the card.  I punched them out using the "Classic Label" punch.  

I set the flower and the words in place using Dimensionals.  

I taped the 5" x 3-3/4" piece of Whisper White to the card base and the card was done.

The original card just used the card base only. I don't like to do that because I'm afraid I will mess it up. If I mess up the smaller piece to be taped on top, it's no big deal. I can just cut and stamp another one.  I'm not a confident stamper!! LOL

This was a very fun card to make and I can see myself making more for Mother's Day, Thinking of You, Thank you and Get Well cards.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda


Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Hoot Hoot Hooray, Baby Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I'm going to share with you a very simple and quick card you can make using the "Hoot Hoot Hooray" stamp set. This is a fun set, it's got a birthday greeting, an owl, a happy cloud and a flower.  It's a pretty versatile set.  Today I wanted to play with the cute teddy.  This could also be used as a child's Christmas card by removing the words from the bottom and replacing them with something seasonal.  I'm always looking for versatility in the stamp sets I buy.  Mostly!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left. 

I cut a 4" x 2-5/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Pleased as Punch" 12" x 12" paper pack.  The backside of this piece of DSP is hearts. I didn't buy the heart punches that were in the spring catalog. If I need to use a heart, I will probably fussy cut it but for now I'm using the backside. I think this checkerboard image is pretty. It's too bad there isn't a light blue on in the package. I taped it to the bottom part of the card.

I stamped the bear on the rocking horse from the "Hoot Hoot Hooray" set using black Memento ink.  I colored the rocking horse with both light and dark Crumb Cake Blends Pens.  Then I colored in the rest of the image with markers.  I colored the bear in using the Blushing Bride marker and the reins were colored in using the Flirty Flamingo marker.

I die cut the image with the 2-3/8" circle die. I also die cut a Blushing Bride scalloped circle for the border.  I taped the two circles together and I set them in place on top of the DSP using Dimensionals.  And the card was done.

I like this quick and simple looking card. I debated whether or not to add some texture to the top part of the card but I thought I would just keep it clean and simple.  

I thank you SO much for taking the time to pop in today,
Wanda


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Well Dressed, Little Ladybug, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration Catalog

I found this card on Pinterest.  I didn't find any instructions on how to make it so you will have to see/read how I made it.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Balmy Blue card stock.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and I sponged on some Pool Party towards the top and some Balmy Blue in was sponged on the middle and towards the bottom.

Next I stamped the "V" looking image from the "Well Dressed" set using Smoky Slate ink that was stamped off once.  

I stamped the words from the same set using Night of Navy ink. The words are from the "Little Ladybug" set.  

I took my Night of Navy marker and flicked some color on the piece.  It needed some splats. 

I stamped the necktie from the "Well Dressed" set using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  When the ink dried, I fussy cut the tie.  Actually, I fussy cut the tie first and set it aside to make sure it was dry. I had set it up in my Stamparatus and stamped it a couple of times because my ink pad is drying up.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the Balmy Blue piece and I taped them both to the card base.

I set tie in place using Dimensionals. So this is my version of how the card was made. The original looks like it was made to be a square card.  Mine is a standard size card.

Another quick and simple card. 

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Monday, March 30, 2020

Well Dressed, Happy Birthday To You, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration Catalog

Today's card is absolutely the most quickest and simplest card to make.  If the had would have had a die cut it would have been even faster!!!

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White.

I stamped the words from the Sale-a-Bration set, "Happy Birthday to You" using Night of Navy ink.

I stamped the hat from the "Well Dressed" Sale-a-Bration set using Night of Navy card stock. I colored the hat in using the dark Crumb Cake Blends pen.  Then I fussy cut the hat. There's no matching dies with this set.

I taped the Whisper White piece to the card base.

I set the hat in place using a couple of small Dimensionals. I added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White to the inside of the card and the card was done.

I told you it was quick and simple.  And there's something about it that I REALLY like too!

Thank you ever SO much for taking your time to stop by today,
Wanda

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Well Dressed, Little Ladybug, Masculine Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration

I followed yesterday's card layout and thought I would try it with the new set I got on Thursday. I haven't had time to play with it because I've been sewing masks for our local hospital. I had to quit after a thumb issue. I had a run in with a chair and my nail bent back about 1/4", ripped from the nail bed.  I spoke French!!  Like a trucker!!! LOL  It stings so bad. I sewed for a while last night but I had to stop because every time I removed a pin I would forget that I shouldn't be using my thumb.  I took one for the team!!! I have 25 masks to deliver. I wish it were more. Hopefully, well not really, they might want more and open up some more days in the near future. I say well, not really because I don't want more cases to develop.  But I will volunteer again if need be.

But today I played with the new set. It's kind of sad because it's a Sale-a-Bration set and Sale-a-Bration ends on the 31st.  SO tomorrow's card may be made using this set too.


The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Night of Navy card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the image from the "Well Dressed" set on the piece using Balmy Blue ink. I stamped it across the card 4 times. I didn't get it quite straight but if you don't look too hard you won't really notice.  I know you are now looking!!! LOL

I textured the card stock using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  It gives it the look of linen card stock. Fun and a great texture for a guy card.

I sponged some Balmy Blue on the textured piece to give it a bit of color and make the texture show more.

I stamped the words from the "Little Ladybug" set using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut it with the "Stitched Nested Labels" dies. 

I set the piece in my Stamparatus and I stamped the neck tie. I was glad I set it up in there because my pad is a bit dry. I did have to ink it twice.

I colored the collar and the white spaces on the tie with my Balmy Blue maker.   I set it aside.

I stamped the hat from the same set and I fussy cut it out. I colored it using the Dark Crumb Cake Blends pen. 

I set the Stitched Nested Label piece in place using Dimenisonals.  Then I added the hat using Dimensionals on the right side and some snail tape on the left.   And that was it.  Super simple, quick and a great guy card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms, Thank You Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration

Today's card comes from a card I found on the internet.  It has a nice and easy "follow along" video too.  The video for this card is about 2/3rds into the video.She offers three cards to make and this is the last one.You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Very Vanilla card stock. I didn't have any thick card stock that was used in the original card. 

Then I took a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the three lines on it using Night of Navy ink and the image from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set.  Then the piece was textured using the "Subtle" embossing folder.  The piece was taped to the front of the card base.

Then a Very Vanilla piece was die cut using the second largest "Stitched Nested Labels" die.  

The leaves image were stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  Then the little flowers were added using Balmy Blue ink.  And the larger flowers were made by stamping the large flower image using Night of Navy ink on Night of Navy card stock.  The flowers were punched out and set in place on the die cut piece using glue dots.  Then the words were stamped using Early Espresso ink. The words are from the same set.

The pearls were colored using the dark Balmy Blue Blends pen. They were set in place on the center of each flower. And the piece was set in place on the front of the card using Dimensionals.

It's a very simple card to make. I think it was the colors that drew me to it.  I was glad I made it, I really like the looks of this card.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 27, 2020

Welcome Easter, Baby Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Isn't this card the most adorable baby card?  I found it here.  There were no instructions that I could find when I clicked on the photo. I was taken to the web site but no info.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Highland Heather card stock.  This card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cit a 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" piece of Highland Heather Subtles gingham Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisepr White card stock.  I centered, from side to side, the 2-1/4" circle die. The circle is about 3/4" from the top.  

I turned my Whisper White piece over and I added a piece of window sheet (acetate) over the circle. I glued it in place.  I set it aside to dry.

Next I stamped the words that are from the "Welcome Easter" set.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.  I stamped them about 3/8" up from the bottom edge.

I stamped the sheep using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut the sheep and colored it in using my Blends pens.  I used the light Smoky Slate in the gray areas. I used light Highland Heather for the bow.  And I used both light and dark Crumb Cake for the face and ears.  I did use the dark Basic Black Blends for the feet and nose. I think a Basic Black marker would have been better.  The Blends black just isn't dark enough.  But it's okay, I still like the look.

I set the lamb on top of the Whisper White piece so I could see where I needed to stamp the bee and the grass images.  I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

I colored the bee with my Daffodil Delight marker, not my Blends pen.

I colored the grass with my Granny Apple Green marker, not my Blends pen.

I took the Whisper White piece and added some foam strips to go around the circle. 

I added some sequins to the circle.  Mine are from the "Iridescent" sequins assortment. 

I removed the protective backing on the foam strip pieces and set the DSP piece in place.  

I added Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White piece and snail tape to the back of the DSP piece. I set the piece in place on the card base, making sure to center it as best as I could.

I added a glue dot behind the sheep's head and snail tape to the lower part of the sheep and I set it in place as you see in the photo. 

1 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White is added to the inside of the card and it was done.

Isn't it just too stinkin' cute?  I like this set because it's not only good for Easter but also for baby cards. I love versatile stamp sets.

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Welcome Easter, Friendship Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

I have wanted to use the "Country Floral" embossing folder but keep forgetting about it.  While surfing the net I found a pretty card and thought I would grab my Blends pens and color. My inspiration for the background was found here

I colored the raised images using my Blends pens. I used light Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I used the dark Calypso Coral for the center of the light Calypso Coral flowers.  I did not enjoy coloring these in as much as I thought I would. I found it difficult to see the raised areas while coloring because my hand would create a shadow and make it difficult to see.  I'm getting old eyes too, so maybe that had something to do with it.  After coloring, I cut my piece to 5" x 3-3/4".  

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  This card opens on the right and the score line is on the left.

on top of the card base is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Calypso Coral card stock.  I set it in place using snail tape.  Then I taped the Whisper White piece to it.

I stamped the cute chick from the "Welcome Easter" set using black Memento ink. I colored it in using both light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends pens. I colored the feet, beak and comb using the light Calypso Coral Blends pen. I was going to use the dark one but I thought it would take away from the look of the chick being soft.  

I die cut a stitched circle using Whisper White card stock and I die cut a Calypso Coral scalloped circle.  I taped the two circles together.  I taped them in place on top of the flower background piece.

I set the chick in place using Dimensionals.

I cut a Purple Posy "So Very Vellum" piece measuring 1-7/8" x 2-1/4".  I taped it in place on the front of the card.

The words are from the "Welcome Easter" set. I stamped them on Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I punched them out using the Classic Label punch. I set it in place on top of the vellum piece using Dimensionals.  And that was it.

It's a very easy card to make, though the coloring did take some time. I doubt I would ever make another one like this. I would change the background, I was not fond of all that coloring and how it was difficult to see for me.  I have seen other cards using the same background but not coloring like this.  I will try one sometime in the future, I need to recover from this one!  LOL

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

2020 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, Get Well Card

Today I thought I would play with my March 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have a lot of unfinished kits sitting on a shelf and after I get done with a big project, I plan to make them all up and get rid of those stacks.

Right now I am sewing masks for our local hospital. I will be delivering them on Monday. So that means that all weekend I will be sewing.

This kit came with note cards. I don't like making note cards so I went online to see if I could find anything that would catch my eye using this kit.  And I found this adorable card.  There is a video for it and you can see it by clicking here.  

The kit has enough supplies in it to make four of this type card, plus there's still another 8 more cards to make in this kit.  I did opt to make all four of these cards the same.  I'm sure something else will come along and I will regret having made the four the same. But then again, if nothing comes along or I can't think of anything on my own, then the box goes on the shelf for another day.  I don't want these boxes to pile up anymore.  

This was a fun card to make and the instructions in the video are very good.  From beginning to end, the video for this card was almost 11 minutes long.  Longer if you do all four at one time as you play along. I did a lot of pausing!!  But it was SO worth it because I think this card is SO stinkin' cute!

Tomorrow I will make something that is not a Paper Pumpkin card. 

But for now I'm off to my sewing machine. I have lots of masks to make. I have a sewing machine from 1978 and it still runs. Though I did have trouble finding a new belt for it, so I moved the motor mount further away and the new belt worked just fine. So far so good!

I thank you SO much for stopping by and I hope that you are safe and healthy.
Wanda


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Back on Your Feet, Get Well Card, 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! Catalog

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  What caught my eye was the background. I did change it a bit because I cut my card stock smaller.

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Mosss Meadow card stock.

I cut a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the turtle from the "Back on Your Feet" set using Crumb Cake ink. I stamped him several times.  I didn't quite get him like it was on the original card, that is why mine looks bit different.

I stamped the words from the "Back on Your Feet" set using black Memento ink.  My open area was on the right, so that is where I stamped my wording.  I taped this layer on top of the Mossy Meadow piece.

Then I stamped the turtle on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using black Memento ink.  I colored him in using Blends pens.  I used both light and dark Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  I used the light Crumb Cake pen on the bottom of the feet and between the rectangle areas on the shell. It doesn't show up very well there because I colored the whole shell in using the light Old Olive.  A mistake.  But in person it does look a little darker between the rectangles.  I still think it looks cute.  It's kind of hard to ruin this guy.

I die cut the turtle with a circle die. I didn't remove the die after I was done cutting. I took the fine point end of my Basic Black marker (not Blends pen) and drew around the inside a few times.  I did wipe the marker off the inside of the circle. 

I added Dimensionals on the back of the turtle circle and I set it in place on the card. I centered it from right to left and set it up a bit higher on the card.  And the card was done.

I think it's an adorable card and I just can't get enough of this turtle.

Thank you ever SO much for taking the time to visit today,
Wanda

Monday, March 23, 2020

Birthday Bonanza, Flowering Foils DSP, Stampin' Up! 2020 Spring Catalog

Today's card was a quick and fun one and I think you will enjoy making.  

First you will take a half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and fold it in half. The card will have the fold on the left and it will open on the right.

I took a 2" x 5" piece of the "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper (DSP) and I sponged Balmy Blue ink over it.

I fussy cut the flower from the "Flowering Foils" paper pack and I used my Blends pens to color it.

I colored the leaves with both light and dark Old Olive Blends.  

Then I colored the center of the flower using the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I colored the flower in using the light Petal Pink" Blends pen.

I colored in the center and under some petals using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.

I also colored the buds using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.

I taped the Balmy Blue sponged strip in place using snail tape.

The words are from the "Birthday Bonanza" set. I used black Memento ink to stamp them.

Then I added the flower using Dimensionals.  

And that was it.  It's super easy and quick.  The fussy cutting took the longest and that didn't really take all that long.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today, it's much appreciated.
Wanda

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Under My Umbrella, Friendship Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

 I had wanted to make this card from the very first time I laid my eyes on it. I had saved it and then I saved about another thousand cards and I forgot about it. But today I was looking through the cards I wanted to make and this one caught my attention once again. So I opened it up on my computer and left it there all day until I could play. I had a play date with the granddaughters today and they were priority one. You can see the original card here.  I should be playing with the Sale-a-Bration sets, there's only 9 days until they retire but I just HAD to make this card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock. On top of that is a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Balmy Blue Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 6" x 6" Subtles paper stack. I set it in place with snail tape.

Then I die cut a scalloped stitched rectangle from the "Stitched So Sweetly" dies using Whisper White card stock.

I stamped the boots, three sets of flowers, umbrella and the umbrella handle from the "Under My Umbrella" stamp set.  I stamped them using black Memento ink.  I fussy cut the boots and flowers and I was able to punch the umbrella and handle with the matching punch.  

I colored the boots, some flowers and umbrella using the Poppy Parade Blends pens. I colored them using the light one first and then I came back in with the dark to highlight some areas.  There was a line between the two colors so I colored over it using the light one again. It made the two colors blend together.  I colored the other flowers using the dark Petal Pink Blends pen.  And the leaves were colored in using the light Granny Apple Green Blends pen.

I glued the flowers to the boots like the way it was done on the original card.  Same with the umbrella.

I took the scalloped rectangle piece and set it on my work surface. I set the boots and umbrella on it to see where the words would be stamped. The words are from the same "Under My Umbrella" set and I stamped them using Poppy Parade ink.  

Then I stamped the rain drops using Balmy Blue ink and the rain drops image.

I took some Poppy Parade ribbon and wrapped it around the card.  Well, not all the way around.  The ends go about 1-1/2" in on the front on both sides. I taped the ends with scotch tape.

I set the rectangle in place using Dimensionals.

Then I set umbrella handle on the back of the umbrella and stuck it in place with a Dimensional. I wanted to make sure the Dimensional caught the umbrella and the back of the umbrella.  You could glue the handle if you want.  I set the umbrella in place using Dimensionals.

I added Dimensionals to the boots and set them in place. 

I tied a bow with the ribbon and I set it in place with glue dots.

This was a very fun and easy card to make.  I just LOVE the colors.

Thank you SO very much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda



Saturday, March 21, 2020

Sending You Thoughts, Flowering Foils, Get Well Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Today I was surfing the net and I found a fun card to color on Pinterest.  I liked how quick you could make a card and I liked the colors.  You can see the original card here.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the "Flowering Foils" Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration book.

I colored the flowers with Petal Pink using a sponge. 

Then I colored the flowers again using Calypso Coral ink and a sponge. I made sure I left the Petal Pink color on the edges and mostly colored towards the centers of each flower.

I colored the center of each flower with the dark Daffodil Delight Blends pen.

I sponged Old Olive on the leave.  And I sponged Calypso Coral on the buds.  And the coloring was done.

I stamped the words from the "Sending You Thoughts" Sale a Bration catalog.  I used black Memento ink on Whisper White card stock. 

I die cut the words with the "Stampin' Cut & Emboss" dies.  I used the third smallest for the words and the next one larger for the Old Olive layer.  I taped the two pieces together and I added Dimensionals to the back.

I took some Old Olive ribbon that I had (it's retired) and I put it down on the card where the words are to go. I did add a little snail tape to hold it in place while I worked it to get it the way I wanted it to look.

I set the word panel in place and the card was done.

Oh, I forgot to mention, I stamped "you'd be better already" on the inside.  It was in the same "Sending you Thoughts" set.

It was a very fun and quick card to make. I love it that you can sponge on this paper and it looks really pretty!  Sponging is so quick and easy.

Thank you SO much for taking the time to stop by today,
Wanda

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bonanza Buddies, Best Dressed, Birthday Card, 2020 Stampin' Up! Spring Mini Catalog

Yesterday I made a card using this Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "Best Dressed" 6" x 6" paper pack.  When I cut it for my card, I had a 2" x 6" piece left over.  So today I thought I would use that piece so it wouldn't be falling out of that pack.

The base of my card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.  

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock and textured it using the "Layered Leaves 3D" embossing folder.  I set it in place on the card base using snail tape.

I cut the strip of DSP to measure 2" x 5-1/4".  

I stamped the words from the "Bonanza Buddies " set using Rich Razzleberry ink on Whisper White card stock.  Then I die cut them with the second to the largest Stitched Circles die.

I die cut a scalloped circle using Rich Razzleberry card stock.  I taped the two circles together and I set them in place using Dimensionals.  

And that was it.  It's a super easy and quick card to make plus you get to use up those strips of DSP!!

Thank you SO much for spending some time here today,
Wanda